Albert E. Holland, Trinity College Class of 1934, was interned by the Japanese in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, Manila, from 1942 to 1945. During the waning months of his captivity Holland kept a diary for his sister Hope. Part of the Albert E. Holland Papers in the Trinity College Archives, the gift of Mrs. Eva J. Engel Holland, the diary furthers understanding of a lesser-known aspect of the Pacific Theater in World War II. A finding aid for the Holland Papers is under development.
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The digital copy of all three parts of the diary is available in the viewer below. The transcript of the diary (click the download button to the upper right on this page) includes an introduction by Mrs. Holland edited by Dr. Michael E. Lestz, Associate Professor of History, Trinity College. At the bottom of this page, there are additional files containing a biographical profile of Holland; a photograph of Holland; notes on the digital copy of the diary; and a letter dated 1945 from US commanding general Frayne Baker.
Holland, Albert E., "The Santo Tomas Internment Camp Diary of Albert E. Holland, 1944-1945" (1945). Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford, CT. http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/trinarchives/3